Friday, 6 May 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

I have a demo card that needs a new home this week -



You can read how the original card was made, in a different colourway, in this post.

Please leave  lovely comment below to go into the draw to win. I'll announce the winner in Monday's post.

The projects are almost set for next weekend's workshop in Yardley Gobion. I'm sharing a few sneak peeks of the projects here but you'll need to come to the workshop to see the whole designs!


If you're interested in joining us, you can book via my website here.

Sorry, I didn't manage to get out to the Post Office yesterday as I'm knee deep in prep for my One Day Special which starts on Monday night.

I'm heading up to Preston this afternoon (hoping the M6 will be kind to me this time!) for a weekend of demos at Inspirations with John Lockwood. If you're in the area, please pop by.

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with his range of dies and his latest colour collection - Precious Metals. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have in his shows - you can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (6th May) -  Sue Wilson Lavish Swirls Diagonals Die Set only £7.99!



Thursday, 5 May 2016

Order of Service

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

 
For the background, I embossed a piece of Milk Card using the Creative Expressions Swirling Hearts Embossing Folder.

I cut the Spellbinders Quatrafoil Panel out of Aqua Card. I trimmed a section out of the centre. I cut a piece of Milk Card to fit and glued it to the back of the trimmed die cut.

I stamped the 'Order of Service' from the Creative Expressions Vintage Typewriter Wedding Stationery Set onto Milk Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags.

I cut the embellishment die from the Spellbinders Regal Allure Die Set out of Milk Card twice. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over. Once dry, I carefully buffed them up using a dry wet wipe.
I added them to the top and bottom of my sentiment panel using CS Glue and then added them to the trimmed Quatrafoil Panel using 3d Foam hiding the join.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Craft Consortium Pearl Hearts and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Lisa Horton continues with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from her shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (5th May) - Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Baroque Relative Corner Sentiments Stamp Set  only £9.99!




Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Cherish Every Moment

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Rich Plum Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the inner die from the Spellbinders Loopy Die Set using the emboss sandwich only as there's no cut on this die. I also set the tan mat back from one edge so that I did not get an embossed line on that edge. I then set the die back in to extend the design, this time making sure that the edge overlapping the already embossed area was ourside the tan mat (ensuring I didn't get that line again!). I trimmed the card to size and then rubbed Enchanted Gold GildingWax over it. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Mini Baroque Inspirational Sentiments Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Fifty and inked through the die with Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut a piece of Rich Plum Card using Spellbinders Labels 50 Decorative Elements. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over. I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Labels 50 Decorative Accents Die Set out of Milk Card and inked through the die with Plum Cobbler.

I wrapped a piece of Black Satin Ribbon around the background towards the right-hand side, tied a bow using 2 lengths of the same ribbon and added a Vintage Bronze Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Lisa Horton is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from her shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (4th May) -  Sue Wilson Delphinus Gemini Die Set only £7.99!



Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Love you

Hi Bloggers.

John Lockwood continues with the Justrite One Day Special today on Hochanda so I thought I's share another card that I made for the Trade Show featuring some Justrite Dies -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Provencal Lace Embossing Folder.

I stamp the sentiment from the Justrite Doodled Roses Stamp Set uisng Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Justrite Heart & Frame Die set. I cut the rest of the dies in the set and stacked the die cuts up using 3d Foam.

I cut the vines from the Justrite Stitched Oval and Vine Dies out twice and made a couple of flowers using Justrite Floral Trio One Dies.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners, some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from John's ODS. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight. Don't forget that Hochanda is back on Freeview Channel 39 today.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (3rd May) -   Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Lotus Inner Frame only £2.99!

 

Monday, 2 May 2016

Lucky

Hi Bloggers.

John Lockwood is launching a Justrite One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. Hochanda should be back on Freeview Channel 39 from 6am tomorrow morning so you should be able to catch the launch show on repeat at 7am tomorrow.

I thought I'd share this dinky little card that I made for the Trade show back in February which features some of the products on the show -

I started by stamping the Justrite Reversed Crackle Background onto Coconut White Card using Red Geranium Archival. I cut it to size by using the largest die in the Justrite Four in a Square Dies. I cut a frame our of Black Card using the largest 2 dies in the set and added the die cut to my background.

I stamped the little heart (3 times)  and the sentiment from the Justrite Loving Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Red Geranium Archival. I cut them out using the little circle dies in the Four in a Square Die Set (you get 4 circle dies in the set). I added them to may card using 3d Foam.


I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from John's ODS. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 19th April is ...........................

Shirley T
Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop it in the post.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (2nd May) -  Spellbinders Regal Frame Die Set only £11.99!
 

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Those shoes!

Hi Bloggers.

Happy 1st of May! This year is really flying by!

Pixie Powders and a mix of dies from my last few shows today -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Provencal Lace Embossing Folder.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Ornamental Crest Die Set out of Black Card. I cut the middle die in the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Elements Die Set out of Coconut White Card.

I misted a piece of Watercolour Card with water and tapped a little Plum Twist and Golden Mint CS Pixie Powders over. Once dry, I used this together with a little Black and Coconut White Card to make 2 shoes using the Spellbinders Ladies Shoe Die Set. I added a Craft Consortium White Resin Flower to the bow on each shoe.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 5mm Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (1st May) -  John Lockwood Flower Frames Stamp Setonly £7.99!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

A simple card where the dies do all the work.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Flourishing Fleur Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Die Set and added the Flourishing Fleur die cut to it.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Wedding Cake Singles Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using 6 x 6 Matting Basics B and cut a mat using 6 x 6 Matting Basics A.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Wedding Cake, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags. I gave it some shape and added it to my card as shown, securing it with a few 3d Foam Pads in the centre and CS Glue at the ends.
I assembled the card as shown adding some Craft Consortium Self Adhesive Rhinestones and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Still waiting for Leonie's stamp range to arrive. Hopefully, they'll be here soon after the Bank Holiday. I should have a couple of the Spellbinders Favourably Simple Gift Boxes delivered on Wednesday providing my delivery man can get through some road closures that are going on locally for a few days. I'll keep you posted. Hopefully, more stock will be available for me to order in a week or so. If you need some Hook & Loop Discs to close your gift bags, I've put together some packs of 10 of each. You can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (30th April) - Dotty 3D Itty Bitty Bow Die Set only £4.99!

Friday, 29 April 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's this week's card that needs a new home -

You can read how this card was made here.

To go into the draw for a chance to win it, please leave a lovely comment below.

I will announce the winner on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (29th April) - Phill Martin Friendship Verse Collection only £8.99!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Spellbinders Wedding Collection One Day Special Continues Today

Hi Bloggers.

I have more shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can join me. I have added photos of the samples to the Gallery section of this blog (access via the top menu) and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

My card went on the Spellbinders Blog last night - you can see it here. It would be lovely if you could leave a comment. The card features the Spellbinders Swirl Stripe Panel that is included in todays shows together with some dies from the last One Day Special.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Provencal lace Embossing Folder.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Ornamental Crest Die Set out of Custard Card. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Grand Wedding Wishes Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the middle die in the same die set. This die cuts out the sentiment and gives you a gorgeous frame with deboss detail. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the debossed frame. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I cut the little motif die from the Ornamental Crest Die Set out of Custard Card twice. I added CS Flake & Glitter Glue Highlighter to the die cuts and then added CS Frosty Dawn Sparkle Diamond Frost. I added these to my sentiment panel as shown.

I threaded some Craft Consortium Ivory Satin Ribbon through the large die cut and wrapped it around the back of my background. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Ivory Ribbon and added a Craft Consortium Circle Pearl Diamante.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Craft Consortium Pearl Hearts and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I did threaten to make some more gift boxes made using the Spellbinders Favorably Simple Gift Box Die Set and I have! I hope you watched Becca's video that I added to yesterday's blog - really good to see.
 
I know this one is hard to see - I've stamped the front and back panels with some of the stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Feather Grass Flourish Stamp Set stamped onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Copper Bronze Lustre Embossing Powder.
This one is made using Phill Martin's Frosty Christmas Holly Paper Pad. Wouldn't it be cool to give pressies in these or hang some on your tree?
 This final one is inspired by the video by Becca that I shared yesterday. Made with Custard Card, I've embossed through the die on the front and back with the Spellbinders Fancy Flourish Grand Impressabilities. I've wrapped the Spellbinders Swirling Grace around it (as in Becca's video) cut from Dark Grey Card. I've cut the flowers using Spellbinders Crossing Crecent Die Set and added a Craft Consortium Ivory Resin Flower.

I've added some of the Hook & Loop Discs, which you can use to fasten the flap on the boxes, to my website here. I've split them down into 10 pairs so you don't end up buying more than you want! Just £1 per pack.

Just a reminder, I've set up a category on my website with products I have in stock from the One Day Special. You can find them here. There's 10% discount on them till midnight tonight.

Stock of Leonie's masks did arrive yesterday - yay! You'll find them here. I think Leonie's co-ordinating stamps should be here on Friday. I'm planning on using the masks and stamps in the Stamping Masterclass that I'm running on Saturday June 11th - you can book a place here.

See you at 9am!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (28th April) - Sue Wilson 3d Classic Itty Bitty Bow Die Set only £4.99!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Spellbinders One Day Special on Hochanda this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with part 2 of Becca Feeken's Wedding Collection from Spellbinders. For those of you on Freeview who stay up late or have the ability to record, the launch show will be shown at midnight tonight. Otherwise, you can view online at hochanda.com. Sky viewers can watch anytime, unless you're like me where my sky box just glitches constantly on the shopping channels!

On to today's card -

I made a similar one to this for the last One Day Special using the Spellbinders Quatrafoil Panel. This one is smaller as the Spellbinders Swirl Stripe Panel is a smaller die. This die can be easily extended to form a large background as you will see in some of the other samples.

So, I cut the inner die only form the Swirl Stripe Panel die set out of Coconut White Card, positioning it towards the left hand side.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Feather Grass Flourish Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Copper Bronze Lustre Embossing Powder. I wiped away the excess using a dry wet wipe. This stamp is very forgiving as it doesn't matter if you don't stamp it perfectly straight. I wasn't able to get any of these stamps for my website as there weren't many left - don't say I didn't warn you! lol! I added a little CS Flake & Glitter Glue Highlighter to the grass on the sentiment and added CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost.

I matted onto Peach Card. I wrapped a piece of Craft Consortium Peach Ribbon around and added a Craft Consortium Heart Buckle Charm.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Craft Consortium Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I thought I'd also share a few bags I've made using the Spellbinders Favourably Simple Gift Box Die Set. These are easy to make. I'll try and do one in the launch show so that if you're on Freeview you can catch it in the repeat at midnight.

With Peach Card, CE Wedding Cake Singles, Clear Perfect Medium, CS Copper Bronze Lustre Embossing Powder, Craft Consortium Peach Satin Ribbon and Pearl & Diamante Heart Charm

With Craft Consortium Wild Rose 12 x 12 Paper

With CS Silver Mica Spray Mist, Spellbinders Grand Impressabilities Flower Delight, Spellbinders Bow Helpers & Closures, Craft Consortium Adhesive Pearl Heart Chain, Dark Grey Card
I may have more to show, they're quite addictive! I've just spotted a video tutorial on the Spellbinders Blog by Becca Feeken where she makes a gorgeous gift bag using this die set - puts mine to shame!


My next post on the Spellbinders Blog should go live today, around 1pm I think.

I've set up a category on my website with products I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. There's 10% discount on them till midnight tomorrow night.

Leonie Pujol has a bunch of Creative Expressions products on her show 2pm till 4pm today. I've set up a category with products on her show on my website here. There 10% discount on those products till midnight tonight.

Stock of Leonie's masks should arrive today. You'll find them here when I've loaded the stock on. Her stamps are due in either later this week or early next week. Will keep you posted.

Hope to see you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (27th April) - John Lockwood Daisy Chain Elements Stamp Set only £7.99!